Projecta: The Ultimate Solution For PCB Printing

Projecta is an affordable desktop CNC machine optimized for making circuit boards in new innovative way.

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Projecta is a desktop CNC machine that engraves an ink layer on the surface of the board to make your beautiful PCB designs ready for acid etching.


We were working on a different project (that will be coming to the world soon!) with a critical deadline. The project needed a lot of tests and trials, a lot of PCB prototyping, and also money and time. Due to shipment delays, our project deadline was missed, and from these hardships, Projecta was born.

We started to think about a permanent solution for this problem (PCB printing), and we came up with the perfect solution: Projecta.

Faster than EVER

Working with old-school methods for PCB fabrication, you will take a lot of time working on your PCB, developing a film or transferring the ink, which may take a "while," while Projecta can make your PCB in minutes.

No need to feed it

No conductive ink for the 3D printer, no photo resist films and developers, no laminators, or any other material that you always have to buy to make a PCB. All you need is a simple marker that will last for a large number of PCBs.

Quite and clean

Projecta is quite and clean, no effort that will exhaust you in the clean-up process after every PCB. Print and Go with Projecta.

Auto lock

To ensure safety and stability Projecta has an auto-lock that will lock the drawer when it's working.


From now you don't have to do develop films or count seconds on the laminator, the iron is back to its original job to iron clothes. Give the PCB to Projecta and it knows what to do.

User friendly

Most PCB methods require a lot of steps, a special place to work in, experience with chemicals ..etc

Projecta just requires a USB cable and some clicks on buttons. Simple and easy to use!

How it works

Here's a video showing the whole process of Projecta in real time.

Technical Specs

*Projecta is made of plastic so its body is almost weightless. Stepper motors and axis are inside the box.

*Projecta works with USB interface for maximum ease of use.

*PCB minimum specifications are as the following:

*Minimum trace width: 0.2mm

*Minimum clearance: 0.3mm

*Allowed PCB thickness: 0.2mm-4mm

*Working area: 200mm * 150mm

*Machine dimensions: 35cm*30cm*25cm


To make this project available for everyone we are going to start Kickstarter campaign in days .. check our campaign page and give us your feedback

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  • 1
    Step 1

    1- Finish your design on any PCB design software and export Gerber files.

  • 2
    Step 2

    2- Use any tool you are familiar with to generate the engraving code.

  • 3
    Step 3

    3- Color your PCB with the any metallic marker and fix it well on the drawer.

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Neil Jansen wrote 08/26/2016 at 15:46 point

This is not appear to be a DIY project page, this is an advertisement for a commercial product that has launched on Kickstarter.

If you do not plan to release your source code, mechanical files, and BOM to this page, then please consider removing the Hackaday Prize tag from your project.  Let me refer you to the rules:

It is a requirement to post your BOM, reproducible build instructions, schematics, and high-resolution photos (inside as well as outside of the machine), to this page, by October 2016.  If you already plan to do this, then please disregard this message. But at this point in time, your page looks like a blatant advertisement to a Kickstarter campaign, and you've made no indication of whether the project is in fact open source.

I'm not affiliated with with Hackaday in any way, but I did enter the Hackaday Prize in the first year, and was a semifinalist, so I do consider myself somewhat knowledgeable in this area.  I posted my source code, BOM, and mechanical files, and would expect anyone else entering to do the same.

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AVR wrote 08/23/2016 at 01:13 point

Any pictures of the internal mechanism and parts of the machine? 

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